I took advantage of a great promotion Rubybox was running a while ago where you received a free Face Balm when you purchased 2 or more Balm Balm products. I’m a sucker for a good deal so I placed an order for the Super Light Coconut Cleanser and a Lip Balm. This review will, however, only be on the Lip Balm and Face Balm. I will be doing a review on the Coconut Cleanser in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that.
Miss Piggy was in a good mood so she agreed to being photographed with the Lip Balm on her head.
I gave a bit of history on the story of Balm Balm in my last review of the Bath & Body Oil here. The short of it is: All Balm Balm products are 100% natural and 100% organic, and are also packaged in recyclable material. I am becoming more and more focused on whether products are natural, organic and environmentally friendly. If you would like to read up a bit more on what they stand for, you can head over here.
Balm Balm Face Balm in Rose Geranium
What Balm Balm says: Made from shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula rose geranium essential oil, gently melted together to create a soft balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your face & neck or anywhere else that might need caring for. Rose geranium has a delightfully uplifting, feminine fragrance.
My review: This is the perfect addition to your Winter skincare routine. I have combo skin and although this face balm is a type of oil, it doesn’t leave your skin looking shiny. It is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds and leaves the skin feeling soothed and supple. The scent of this one is lovely, smells like turkish delight! Yum! The product comes out in a slightly grainy solid form (Winter) and semi-solid form (in Summer) but as soon as it comes in contact with your body heat, it melts into the skin.
The pro: You can use this balm for many things – as a face balm, lip balm, a primer for your makeup (I’ve tried it and it makes my foundation apply very smoothly), soothing agent for cracked heels or dry elbows, moisturiser for dry cuticles or you can also use it to tame those hair fly-aways. It’s super gentle on the skin (no break-outs or burning sensations) and has won the ‘ Best Organic Beauty & Body Care Award by The Soil Association’.
The con: I honestly cannot think of a con for this product. If the Rose Geranium scent is a bit much for you, you can always try the unscented version called ‘Fragrance Free’ (I have both).
Balm Balm Lip Balm in Rose Geranium
What Balm Balm says: Shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula rose geranium essential oil, gently melted together to create a solid balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your lips or anywhere else that might need caring for. Even though this is called a lip balm there is no reason what so ever not to use it as an all over moisturiser – if it turns out to be the best moisturiser you have ever used why not then give our Face- or Hand Balms a go?
My review: I use this at night right before I go to bed, this ensures it stays put for at least a couple of hours and when I wake up in the morning, my lips feel smooth. This lip balm applies sheer and does not tint the lips in any way.
The pro: As mentioned before, the scent of the ‘Rose Geranium products remind me of turkish delight. Nourishing turkish delight-scented lip balm – what’s not to love?
The con: I personally don’t like sticking my fingers in jars, but it’s definitely not a con in terms of the product. Balm Balm SA does sell the tubed version of this as well but Rubybox box didn’t stock it at the time, that’s why I bought this one. If you have issues with jars, then you can always just order the lip balm in a tube.
Balm Balm South Africa is running the same type of promotion at the moment – purchase any 2 products and receive a Face Balm for free!
Next item on my list of Balm Balm products to purchase is the Hibiscus Face Mask. Hhmmmm, sounds interesting…
P.S. No piglets were harmed in the making of this blog post.